Per AS, Mourinho even had eyes on Bale as an ideal veteran player for his system who could benefit from a resurgence under the former Madrid manager.
'What can I promise?
His last Premier League title was four years ago.
However, he failed to win another trophy and departed in December 2018 after a defeat at leaders Liverpool left the club in sixth place, 19 points behind the Merseysiders. The club have confirmed the appointments of João Sacramento (assistant coach), Carlos Lalin (fitness coach), Nuno Santos (goalkeeper coach), Ricardo Formosinho (tactical analyst) and Giovanni Cerra (technical analyst). He is also a three-time Premier League Champion with Chelsea (2005, 2006, 2015).
The Champions League is now where Tottenham and in particular chairman Daniel Levy believe they belong.
"It is up to the Board to make hard decisions, this was more important given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff, but we do it in the best interest of the Club".
THST, which said on Tuesday it was "shocked and saddened" by Pochettino's departure, has now revealed concerns about Mourinho, and particularly how he will work with the board.
Cameron Devlin glad to have All Whites back from Europe as Phoenix chase first win.
"I always told about the club's potential".
In June 2013, Chelsea appointed Mourinho - now the "Happy One" - as manager for the second time. "Working with these players is what has attracted me".
"He's taking over a great team with great players and he's in London, the city that he loves, so for me, it's the flawless match".
Pochettino was a victim of his own over-achievement, but Levy had to act swiftly before they completely slipped out of the running.
Mourinho signed a contract to the end of the 2022-23 season with Tottenham but has never spent more than three-years in a single stint at one club.
"I really like this squad and looking to the younger players, there is not one manager in the world that doesn't like to play young players and help young players to develop", he said.
"If you're a Tottenham fan who loves being brought up with the style Tottenham have played, they won't enjoy his football", said former Spurs midfielder Chris Waddle at the prospect of Mourinho's return to the Premier League, 11 months after being sacked by Manchester United. They also suffered a humiliating 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the group stage at Champions League.